BTEC Sport


Type of QualificationBTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate 

Exam BoardPearson 

Additional Entry Requirements: 2 GCSEs at Grade 6 and 3 GCSEs at Grade 5, including Grade 4 in English Language and Maths 

Why study Sport? 

Sport BTEC will suit you if you are interested in:  

  • Understanding how the human body responds to physical activity  
  • Exploring workplace skills, professional development and desirable qualities within the sports industry  
  • Continuing their education through applied learning for those who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sports sector. 

Course Content 

Year 1 Units   

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology  
  • Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance  

Year 2 Units   

  • Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being  
  • Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry 


External assessment   

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology (1.5 hours and worth 33.5%)  
  • Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (2 hours and worth 33.5%)  

Internal assessment (Unit 3 & 7)  

  • Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry (worth 16.5%)  
  • Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance (worth 16.5%) 

Careers in Sport 

This specification is suitable for those considering a range of careers. 62% of large companies have recruited employees with a BTEC qualification. 4 out of 5 BTEC students now in employment consider their BTEC as an important step towards their desired job. 

The following jobs are most popular: Physical Education Teaching, Coaching, Sports Therapy, Fitness Instruction & Personal Training 

A Distinction in BTEC Sport is equal to an A at A Level and 48 UCAS points